Hostile work environment described at Hillsborough County Attorney’s office

The NEPBA heard the many complaints from our members concerning the mismanagement of their office at the Hillsborough County Attorney’s office from the moment they joined our organization. Steve Arnold, the NH State Director began the process to diplomatically meet with the hierarchy and attempt to work out the issues and complaints, only to be ignored week after week, until further action was necessary. The NEPBA still hopes to meet with the County Attorney and the County Administrator to remedy ...

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NEPBA WINS ARBITRATION CASE: City settles case with Northampton police lieutenant

By DUSTY CHRISTENSEN
Staff Writer

Published: 3/25/2019 4:17:47 PM

NORTHAMPTON — The city has vacated a three-day suspension previously given to one of the police department’s lieutenants and withdrawn the findings of an internal investigation that accused him of violating department policy.

The settlement between the city and Police Lt. Alan Borowski comes after an arbitrator found in December that police officials mishandled a separate internal investigation of Borowski. The earlier decision overturned a two-day suspension, resulting in Borowski receiving back wages and ...

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Police Union Takes on Town

By Alana Melanson, amelanson@lowellsun.com

Updated:   03/26/2019 06:36:03 AM EDT

CHELMSFORD — Upset at the how the town handled the police sergeants’ contract — and the subsequent rejection of the arbitration award by Town Meeting — the union has filed a prohibited practice complaint with the state Department of Labor Relations.

According to the complaint, filed Friday, the union alleges the town “in bad faith and in violation of its obligations” under state law “failed to follow its usual procedures when presenting the ...

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